Korean sauce in a bowl.

Yum Yum Sauce

This Yum Yum Sauce is a popular Japanese steakhouse sauce made from scratch. Made with mayonnaise, tomato sauce, butter and seasoning, it could not be easier to make! It’s perfect served with hibachi chicken, shrimp or veggies. This homemade sauce is so much better than a store-bought kind!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword yum yum sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
chilling 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 224 kcal
Author Anna


  • 8 oz mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste or ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
US Customary - Metric


  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix or whisk together until smooth.
  3. Cover the bowl and place in a fridge for at least 2 hours for best flavor.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Yum Yum Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 358mg16%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 259IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.